Nara, the daughter of a wealthy Russian killed by the Bolsheviki, flees to America and meets Adam Pine, a sculptor, who marvels at the beauty of her hands. Through him she meets Mrs. ... See full summary »

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Nara, the daughter of a wealthy Russian killed by the Bolsheviki, flees to America and meets Adam Pine, a sculptor, who marvels at the beauty of her hands. Through him she meets Mrs. Vanessa Yates, a patroness of the arts, and Dr. Emlen Claveloux, who is completely absorbed in science. Connor Lee, a fake spiritualist, persuades her that she has a God-given power to cure ill people, and profits financially by her success in this work. This brings her into conflict with the physician, whom she loves, but her faith in the power of will and her beauty of character finally teach him that faith is at least an important adjunct to medicine. Moving Picture World Written by Pamela Short

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26 August 1922 (USA)  »

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Sad Loss for Silent Cinema
3 April 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Nara Alexieff ( Clara Kimball Young ), a Russian refugee from the Bolshevik revolution, comes to New York and is "taken up" by society woman Vanessa Yates ( Myrtle Stedman ). She meets Connor Lee ( Edwin Stevens ), who convinces Nara that her hands have healing powers, sculptor Adam Pine ( Vernon Steele ) and Dr. Emlen Claveloux ( Elliott Dexter ), who falls in love with Nara but rejects her when he suspects she is involved with Pine. Nara causes several cures, and, when the stories reach Emlen's father, the elder Dr. Claveloux begs Nara to help his wife. When she does so, Emlen reconsiders both his total reliance on science and his opinion of Nara, and they marry.

This 1922 silent drama was based from the novel The Hands of Nara by Richard Washburn Child and starred popular silent cinema actress Clara Kimball Young. Sadly, The Hands of Nara remains a lost film.


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